Land Use and Our Built Heritage – The Looming Crisis |

Land Use and Our Built Heritage – The Looming Crisis


Singapore’s urban landscape has undergone tremendous transformation in the last 40 years. Many of our most familiar buildings are no longer around, victims of a never-ending tide of urban renewal and redevelopment. In this talk, Prof Tan will consider the challenges posed by the current land use regime on our urban landscape in general, and on our built heritage in particular. He will argue that the state requires a more nuanced and sophisticated approach towards land use and redevelopment; a model that goes beyond the pure rational demand and supply model currently applied. Without a shift in our attitudes, future generations of Singaporeans will become increasingly alienated from Singapore and in the long term, we risk having a Singapore with no Singaporeans.

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Kevin YL Tan, President of the Singapore Heritage Society

Wednesday, 10 March 2010
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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